Ladies Who Punch
Like Fire & Fury, the gossipy real-life soap opera behind a serious show.
When Barbara Walters launched The View, network executives told her that hosting it would tarnish her reputation. Instead, within ten years, she’d revolutionized morning TV and made household names of her co-hosts: Joy Behar, Star Jones, Meredith Vieira and Elisabeth Hasselbeck. But the daily c...more
"I've always wanted to do a show with women of different generations, backgrounds, and views; and in a perfect world, I'd get to join the group whenever I wanted"I'm convinced that on some level, the many implications associated with her dream show and the unintended consequences were not only predictable, but exa ...more
Unfortunately, the author comes off a bit like Bravo's insufferable Andy Cohen in certain sections. I have no interest in hearing a man describe commentary by the smart and successful women of The View as "bitchy." Being gay doesn't excuse misogyny. This shoudn't need to be explained in 2019.
That said, the good outweighs the bad here as Ramin Se ...more
Still a delicious read.
Unless you are a fan of The View, which I have been from its conception almost 20 years ago, you won't really enjoy this book. BUT for those who lunch with the ladies as I have over the years, this will be your bible on how the show works, or doesn't, how the ladies get along, or don't, and how the staff and talent try to sabotage each other, and they do. Here are ju ...more
He outlines how many of the viewpoints of the co-stars throughout the seasons are incredibly relevant today. The View, and the diverse opinionated co-hosts, are especially rel ...more
This book delivered on the drama, and I loved every second of it. Although I haven't been watching the show since the beginning (it was a little before my time), I enjoyed re ...more
I was never a view watcher - every time it went by as I was channel surfing all I saw was arguing and posturing, ranting and raving, and posing and self-inflating.
Not for me.
The book reaffirmed the glimpses I saw as the show blipped past on the dial. Self-important people stroking their egos while demonstrating their sense of entitlement.
I don't get it. I never got it. Just like I didn't get the impossible-to-remember-even-if-you ...more
PUNCH is a narrative-style account of the history of The Vi ...more